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Looking for Ms. Locklear
On the first day of school in Ms. Locklear's first grade class, Rhett & Link were caught writing profanity on their desks. As they were forced to stay inside during recess coloring pictures of unicorns, the two boys began a friendship that has lasted for over 20 years.
In the summer of 2006, the internet comedy duo decided to document their attempt to reconnect with Ms. Locklear. They would avoid modern forms of communication. Instead of Googling Ms. Locklear, they would rely solely on face-to-face contact with people.
Little did they know that these parameters would lead them into the very center of an obscure tribe of Native Americans, the Lumbee of North Carolina, and transform what was intended to be a docu-experiment into an hour-long film rich with humor and heart. Even more serendipitously, Rhett & Link arrive on the scene at the very climax of the tribe's century-long political struggle for identity. A story of a search for a teacher quickly becomes the story of a people's search for significance and legacy.
During their quest, Rhett & Link follow a trail replete with unforgettable characters and unlikely scenarios. In a day of mobile devices that allow for a multitude of superficial connections with other 'users,' the truly captivating individuals in this film serve as a reminder that people have more to say than an email or text message can communicate.
Audience Choice Award - ACE Film Festival
Southern Lens Award - South Carolina PBS
Audience Choice Award - Secret City Film Festival
2nd Place Documentary - Secret City Film Festival
Lake County Film Festival - March 2009
George Lindsey UNA Film Festival - March 2009
Cucalorus Film Festival - Nov. 2008
Asheville Film Festival - Nov. 2008
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival - Oct. 2008
BendFilm Festival - Oct. 2008
Secret City Film Festival - Oct. 2008
ACE Film Festival - Sept. 2008
Landlocked Film Festival - Aug. 2008
Real to Reel Film Festival - July 2008